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We take the idea of cleansing and reinterpret it through the lens of East Asian medicine. Elemental DetoxIt’s called Elemental because it’s basic yet essenstial. Change your diet and your eating habits and enjoy better health. This 3 week, food based cleanse, is an opportunity to transform your body, habits and health. It supports your needs for individualized, optimal wellness.

Why Detox?

Traditional Medicine has a history of cleansing as a path toward greater health. Our environment and diets have become more and more polluted and un-natural. Processed foods, environmental toxins, and hormones in our meats are just a few things that place a heavy burden on our body. Our pathways of elimination including our digestion, liver, skin, and urination can become sluggish and less efficient in ridding our bodies of toxins. This can in turn affect a variety of things including hormones, reproductive health, mental health, allergies, digestion, skin and musculoskeletal (pain) complaints. A cleanse gives the body a break from additional stressors coming in and allows it to process and eliminate stored up toxins. The results can be incredible.

The beauty of East Asian medicine is that it is always evolving. It’s a system that can adapt to new information, adjust, and add value. When this medicine was first created there was not the level of toxicity and stress that we face every day in modern society. But now there is. Looking at the modern client it is easy to see that their systems are overwhelmed. They also often have combination patterns from an East Asian Medical view. Meaning, for example, they may be deficient (frequently cold, pale, and low energy) but also excessive (sluggish digestion, irritable, with headaches.) This situation lends itself well to treatment though the Elemental Detox.

Habitual Choices vs. Conscious Choices

This program allows you to get down to basics and align your body, mind, and spirit. It takes 3 weeks to begin a new habit. The goal is to give the body and mind a reset button. It can provide a fresh start and a clean slate that can make other aspects of treatment with acupuncture and herbs more effective. It takes commitment, but countless patients have done it and succeeded with great results.

The plan includes coaching  with Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP (billable to insurance for those with acupuncture coverage), supplements, recipe packet, and daily health recommendations.

Lindsey Lawson Acupuncture in Seattle WALindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncturist. She is passionate about healthy , happy living and a regular blogger. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545.

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Chinese medicine is not just a collection of dusty books or archaic techniques. It is a living medicine. An example of this is the use of far-infrared energy to promote healing.  Many of you may be familiar with the heat lamps (TDP lamps) used by our acupuncturists. These lamps emit far-infrared heat which penetrates deeply into the body to promote the healing of tissues.

Did this therapy begin thousands of years ago? No. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about the history of the TDP lamp.

History of inventionTDP is an acronym for “Teding Diancibo Pu” which loosely translated means special electromagnetic spectrum.

The TDP mineral lamp was invented in China in 1978 and exhibited at the 1986 Zagreb International Fair in Yugoslavia in competition with 560 inventions from 18 countries by the inventor Mr. Gou Wenbin. It was also exhibited at the 1986 Brussels Eureka World Fair for Invention. Mr. Wenbin died in the late 1980s.

The story told about the discovery of TDP mineral lamp therapy begins in a black clay factory in rural China, where in spite of a work environment where workers were exposed to extremes of cold, wet, and heat, they had a very low incidence of illness. Upon further investigation, the differentiating factor was determined to be the beneficial far-infrared radiation from the hot clay. Analysis of the clay and later experimentation led to the development of the medical device now known as the TDP mineral lamp.

Experimentation with TDP mineral lamps started and by 1979, 36 universities, 45 graduate schools, 41 research institutes, 250 hospitals, and 3000 thousand medical doctors and researchers formed an international TDP society[1] for the purpose of performing clinical studies related to the effects of TDP mineral lamp therapy.

The state of research in 1985 showed TDP mineral lamp therapy to have been successfully used to treat over 30 different human and animal diseases and disorders. Thirty million people had received medical treatment from TDP mineral lamps. Clinical evidence[2][3][4] confirmed that TDP mineral lamp therapy would reduce inflammation, calm pain, and improve micro-circulation, and balance metabolism. Evidence was gathered substantiating TDP mineral lamp use promoted cell growth, reproduction, and repair, concurrently with promotion of specific enzyme activity levels and immune function.[5]

Now once again Chinese medicine is growing and changing. Far-infrared technology has expanded from the TDP lamp to include a unique fabric that can be worn over an affected area. Touted to relieve pain, promote circulation and repair tissue, ThermoFlow® products are made with a special fabric that is made of 5% ceramic minerals. It is the mineral which reflect the body’s natural far-infrared energy back into the area which is affected. This reflected energy has been shown to penetrate through layers of skin, deep into tissues. According to Thermoflow® “this stimulates micro-vibrations which initiate a thermal reaction to elevate tissue temperature. The body responds by dilating micro-vessels and major blood vessels. Chinese Medicine believes that Qi is the key to good health. Far-infrared energy improves qi flow. By improving the qi flowto an area, pain is relieved.These functional fabrics accelerate your treatments and provide relief for patients between visits.”

We’re ordering some soon. If you’re interested in being a test subject let us know! They are available to treat pain in the knee, wrist, ankle and torso. Stay tuned for updates!!

 

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